Entrepreneur hailed as a hero after threatening to burn down bank — to get his own money

Hours after Abdallah Al-Saii spilled gasoline over the floors of his hometown bank, and threatened to use his lighter to burn it down unless he got his cash, he was hailed as “al batal,” Arabic for hero. “They stole my money and I wanted it back,” he told The Post Wednesday in an interview from … Read more

At least 77 migrants dead after boat from Lebanon sinks off Syria

At least 77 migrants drowned when a boat they boarded in Lebanon sank off Syria’s coast, Syria’s health minister said Friday, in one of the deadliest such shipwrecks in the eastern Mediterranean. Lebanon, which since 2019 has been mired in a financial crisis branded by the World Bank as one of the worst in modern … Read more